Tag: Brady materials

May 9, 2012

Brady Rights Require Attention, but This Bill Is Flawed

While the prosecution of former Senator Ted Stevens is long over, the fallout from the prosecutorial misconduct in that case continues. Congress is now considering legislation that attempts to ensure that federal prosecutors comply in a meaningful way with their obligations under Brady v. Maryland and its progeny. The legislation has some provisions that could… Read More

Judge Dismisses Lindsey FCPA Case, Finding Prosecutorial Misconduct

In May 2011, a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted Lindsey Manufacturing Co., its president Keith Lindsey, and CFO Steve Lee, on foreign bribery charges for their dealings with Mexico’s state-owned electricity utility, Comision Federal de Electricidad. The prosecutors claimed that Lindsey Manufacturing retained Enrique Aguilar, a Mexican company representative, after repeatedly failing to win… Read More

Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-Up, March 9-23

This is the fourth of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs. 1. Proposed Gaming Bill Could Make Nevada First to Legalize Online Poker Nevada, long an innovator in the gambling arena, may soon take another major step by becoming the first… Read More

Brady Violation Leads to Reversal of Conviction in D.C.

Editor’s note: This is a guest blog post by David Deitch, a Washington, D.C.-based litigator and the author of the White Collar Criminal Defense Blog. He can be reached at dbdeitch@nulldeitchlawdc.com. According to the D.C. Court of Appeals, when it comes to Brady disclosures, late is not necessarily better than never. In Miller v. United States,… Read More

Time to Make Brady Compliance Part of Prosecutors’ Culture

On Thursday, November 4, 2010, Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, defended the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent efforts to address its compliance with Brady v. Maryland, the 1963 Supreme Court case requiring prosecutors to disclose information that would tend to exculpate criminal defendants. Rosenstein, speaking before a group of defense attorneys at an… Read More